Last update Sept. 26, 2015
Very Low Risk
The seeds are used. It contains polysaccharides such as cellulose and mucilage.
Mild laxative effect on mechanical absorption of fluids into the bowel. Substance with hypocholestereming and hypoglycemic effect.
Widely used plant even during pregnancy.
Given its absent intestinal absorption, it does not pass into plasma and therefore fails to appear in the breast milk.
Infants of mothers who took psyllium have showed no problems at all.
We do not have alternatives for Plantago ovata since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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